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're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> coming up, with all the numbers being thrown around in the last two weeks during the fiscal cliff negotiations, we thought we'd try to put things into perspective. take a look at these figures. these are the key numbers in simple terms for money that the u.s. takes in and spends roughly every year. you see the amount we spend is greater than the total taxes revenue. and that's the difference between the two, or the money we have to find or borrow to cover our spending. and there's the total debt. $16.4 trillion to the united states government. if we wanted to bring those numbers down to size, say for a family budget by removing some of those down thing zeros, here's what it would look like. the family would have an income of about $in,000 while in that same year
>> bret: finally tonight, we saw the uproar on the delay for the vote for the hurricane sandy relief bill, what we didn't see were the efforts by the new jersey governor to get that vote to happen. >> governor. >> chris: industry lashed out over his own party getting action sandy aide. >> shame on congress. >> got speaker boehner and other republicans to agree signing a bill giving aide to the northeast by using new jersey like persuasion tactics. [screaming] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, homemade napan and termites. they burn so hot water can't put out the flames. the movie massacre suspect used them to booby trap his apartment according to cops' testimony today. a bump in the road maybe a big one for the president's nominee for the head of the cia. >> the president calls john brennan one of his closest advisors. now one powerful senator threatening to hold up the confirmation process over last year's deadly attack in libya. >> i'm not goin
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
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heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook shooting. >> reporter: gun control supporters have become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it's a very big moment, a huge moment. >> reporter: the wife of jim brady, press secretary to ronald reagan
of sandy. is he setting himself up for a 2016 presidential run? new jersey thinks so. and 3/4 of voters give him a thumbs up. two years ago today, jared lee loughner killed six people, wounded congresswoman gabby giffords, giffords speaking out about gun control. we'll hear what she has to say. >>> but first a hearing providing chilling, new detail about movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, that left 12 people dead. day two of the preliminary hearing for suspect james holmes. casey wian's just come out of the court and joins us live from centennial, colorado. what's the latest from the hearing? >> reporter: well, what we heard, ali, just inside the courtroom a little while ago, two of the 41 911 calls placed the night of that shooting. two calls plays pi a detective made from inside the theater. one of them was the first call that was made on that night by a gentleman named kevin. call lasted 27 seconds, difficult to hear what he said, what the 911 operator had to say. but the unmistakable sound was the sound of gunshots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. more than 30 gunshots in 27
since the sandy hook shooting less than a month ago. joining us now is kirsten powers from the daily beast and carol roth, radio show host. start with you, kirsten. i think that the president will use an executive order to ram through restrictions on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and universal background checks, i think he'll do it and win on this one. what say you? >> well, they certainly have talks about doing that, but remains to be seen. i'm the not going to be so certain that's what he's going to do. i do want to comment on those, the things that the n.r.a. has been saying. i'm not sure what they expect the vice-president to talk to them about. they're the n.r.a. so it seems like he would speak to them about guns. it doesn't mean that he's not looking at other aspects of this, as you mentioned's meeting with the video game industry and hollywood people and hopefully a mental health component to this, but for the n.r.a. to come out and say all he did was focus on guns. when you're meeting with the national rifle association what you're talking about is guns. stuart: th
had hurricane sandy in there. you had the seasonal adjustments that recently changed how they equate the unemployment rate, etcete etcetera. so i think overall that this number has a great potential to miss. we saw a nice report out of adp yesterday morning. it really didn't have as big of an effect as you might think because of the great rally the day before. so to your point, i actually think that there's a little bit of risk that if we miss on the downside, we can be bullish here. if we miss on the sps, many of the traders are looking at a s&p future, so many people think we have to go up and test 1474.51. that would by about a 150-point rally. but -- and if you look at the volatility and the vision being at a low level, tlt a lot of the market numbers are telling us that we should rally. but, again, this number is going to be a very interesting one to watch after last month's number was a bit on the dull side. the one thing i would say is it's nice to get back to watching normality in the market rather than watching d.c. all day. >> i think we're still there. and the deal that we
of it and told police when he arrived he wanted to raise awareness to sandy recovery. there are plans to tear it down even though it has been a symbol of the storm's devastation. that's your 5@5:00. >>> it's a sfirps for the white house effort for assault weapons ban. joe biden will meet with jun control organization and gun violence victims groups. he will meet with the nra tomorrow in washington. peter doocy has more in washington. hi there, peter. >> good morning. in about 6 hours at 11 he will meet with gun violence safety. tomorrow he will meet with vice president biden and other leaders to try to come up with proposed changes to the way items are sold and the way guns are seen in movies and the bhan tally i mentally ill use guns. >> as the president said he doesn't want to prejudge any recommendations any stake holder might represent. he did in his meet the res interview respond to a question about the specific recommendation the nra had made and saying he was skeptical that putting more guns in school would solve this problem. >> republican lawmakers are likely to make dramatic changes
on lawmakers in washington to quickly pass aid for hurricane sandy relief. he focused most of his state of the state yesterday on the storm that reshaped the jersey score line. he understood the delayed response in federal funding when compared to other disasters. >> we, as a state, have waited 72 days, seven times longer than the victims of hurricane katrina waited. one thing i hope everyone in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being shortchanged. we have stood with the citizens of florida and alabama, mississippi and louisiana, iowa and vermont, california and missouri in their times of need, now i trust they will stand with us. >> christie also said washington could learn a thing or two from new jersey about the art of compromise. >> we've had our fights. we've stuck to our principles. but we have established a governing model for america, that shows that even with heart-felt beliefs, bipartisan compromise is possible, achievement is the result, and progress for our people is the payoff. maybe th
to newtown. and today, sandy hook's teachers are doing what they do best-- putting the interest of their students first as they return to classrooms, providing stability and continuity that has never been so important and so needed. and then, of course, there are the families. twenty-six families that despite an unimaginable loss have gotten up each and every day since, have been there for one another, and have supported their community as much as that community has supported them. they have persevered. and in that perseverance, we all find strength. we have lifted one another up and continued on, carrying the spirit of our fallen heroes, our wounded families, and our beautiful lost children. as a state and as a community, we will continue to do everything we can for the families of newtown. but we also must ask ourselves-- what is our responsibility? to those we've lost, to one another, to our children, and to future generations? during this legislative session, we're going to begin to answer those questions together. let us do everything in our power to ensure that connecticut
surprised by the ferosity of the debate? >> the sandy hook massacre is one of the worst mass shootings in modern history. 20 school children murdered by a deranged young man whose mother had six is weapons at home knowing he was disturbed and he took those weapons and committed an atrocity. if you can't do something about the gun magnets in america after something of that magnitude. i think it is good it is trending on twitter for 36,000. it is good that people see his rant and it is good that people see the ugly side of the extreme elements of the gun lobby in america because they have had their way far too long. this is not about taking away an american family or parent's right to have a gun at home to protect themselves or a family. that is what the second amendment is about. it is not about these killing machines. and nor is it about magazines as in the case of the shooter in aurora. that is why he was able to kill so many people. then there are other issues involving the reduced funding for mental health and the gun sales in america having no background checks. it is absolute luna
donated about 1 million new books to schools in new jersey that were ravaged by hurricane sandy. >>> the >>> did shell oil move an oil rig that ran aground to avoid millions in taxes. >>> did shell oil move an oil rig that ran aground to avoid millions in taxe >>> did shell oil move an oil rig that ran aground to avoid millions in taxes. that's a question ed markey is asking but shell denied the accusation, but said the rig was moved due to weather. >>> one texas company may have the solution to fuzz growing on your white bread. a technology that bomb bardz bread with microwaves killing mold spores and keeping bread mold-free for 60 days. too bad the bread will probably go stale way before that happens. >>> tim tebow snubbed again. al sharpton teams up with tyler perry on a cold case. >>> and turning on your faucet only to find flammable water. denails next. >>> we couldn't help ourselves. it is a yearly favorite. video of the water skiing squirrel. twiggy will be performing at the boat show in den very this weekend and word has it she'll be sporting a denver broncos life jacket
important. we had to get through the hurricane sandy issue in terms of what impact that may have had. so people always make adjustments. it could be seasonal, seasonal employment numbers up or down, concerns about -- >> but will today's number be seen through the prism of the yesterday? >> i think not only through the prism of the comments of the fed coming through but against the backdrop of what we've been going through with the post presidential election, rejuvenated focus on what's going to have to happen. the concerns about the negative impacts of tightening of tax environment and spending cuts will be put against that context of what's going on in the growth environment. we've been acting as if growth has to follow behind what's been a very stimulus government both fiscally and mourn tearily and that any tightening is putting that at risk. i think any strength coming through in the unemployment numbers that we see today will perhaps take the edge off those concerns and it would be against that back drop i would emphasize it. >> it will be seen as the good news that it should be rae
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
is live in new york where one long island town agreed to take on the a major part of the hurricane sandy cleanup. rick? >> reporter: if you're wondering what happened to all those cars damaged by hurricane sandy. we have the answer for you out here on the east end of long island. tens of thousands of vehicles. why they're here and where they're headed coming up next jon: right now, prosecutors resting their case against the 12-year-old california boy charged with killing his neo-nazi father. rick folbaum is following this story from our new york newsroom. rick? >> a couple of interesting things in this case, jon. this is a case that may wrap up very quickly. first of all the defense team has withdrawn its plea of insanity in this case. they originally put in a plea that this young boy, joseph hall, did not know what he was doing at the time that he shot his father in the head about two years ago. they have now withdrawn that and they're saying instead that they have would like the judge in this case to throw it out because in their mind the prosecution has not adequately proved its case.
on monday. after the sandy hook elementary school shootings, they will be working together heading separate task forces but aiming for the same goal: more gun safety and less violence. >> every once in a while there's something that awakens of the conscience of the country. and that tragic event did it in a way like nothing i have seen in my career. so we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action. >> i think there's a lot of public momentum to get something done more so than in the past. this was little kids and people relate to that. this touched everyone's life. >> reporter: today the vice president met with gun safety advocates as well as victims and in the next two days, he will be meeting with the nra and members of the entertainment and video to game industries to hear their ideas, as well. and for congressman thompson, he is hoping to introduce his proposals to the house in early february. liz? >> grace, thank you. >>> the berkeley school district will hire consultants to reexamine safety proced
heard about the sandy hook issue and the shootings, did not say, oh, my gosh here we go again? there have been too many of these shootings. melissa: how do you link that to videogames though? >> well, you know, the individuals, what happens is you find out that the individuals that are responsible for these shootings were exposed to these videogames and they have become so sophisticated that they almost desensitize you or they in some cases they may actually desensitize you. melissa: why would a videogame make them do it? maybe a type of person, naturally violent likes to the play the videogame. why is it the fault of the video game? what is the chicken and the egg there? >> we have to stop the exposure is. i don't know if that is the answer but i rather err on the side of caution and i think that i get the fact that parents have to step in and i get that. i mean, i'm a parent of three young children and i feel as though it is my responsibility to step in and make sure that my kids are not desense tidesed. melissa: why do you need the government? >> because not every parent do
, games such as these have zero, zero connection to mass killings such as the massacre at sandy hook school, which ignited the current discussion on guns and gun violence. jay thomas, emmy award winning actor, sirius radio talk show host, welcome back to the show. good to see you. >> thank you. >> let me read something that i read here from a psychologist. this is christopher jay ferguson, writing after the sandy hook massacre, writing in "time." there is no good evidence that video games or other media contributes, even in a small way, to mass homicides or any other violence among youth. on the other hand, let me mention this, you have senator jay rockefeller leading this charge against the industry. he wants an investigation into video game violence. jay thomas, where do you come down on this? >> you know, forget where i come down on it, i have three boys and they are from 19 to 30, and they play these video games all the time. i think it is all lip service because it is so much money involved. i mean, "call of duty" did a billion dollars like in a matter of months. and so it will
. >>> now this, an emotional governor andrew cuomo in new york, reflecting on superstorm sandy, moments ago, during a state of the state address. my next guest says cuomo's new preparation plan for another big storm, no good. >>> plus, more on our breaking news, we're on it, long island city, crane collapse. endorsed by weight watchersod and your taste buds have always endorsed us. so, you know what this means... this is a real win win! yoplait, it is so good. >>> breaking news. we were reporting on the possibility of a lawsuit, aig to be part of this lawsuit, basically suing the hand that helped bail them out a couple of years ago that you and i and the american taxpayer, some $182 billion. they were -- they're in the midst of a reimaging. you've seen the ads, right? because of what happened from a couple of years ago. but now we have learned they will not be taking part of this lawsuit, hank greenberg was leading that charge, a former head of aig. a no go for them. ali velshi will be all over it in a matter of minutes. >>> i want to talk about new york. new york's governor, andrew cuomo,
from the white house this morning. >>> more than two months after superstorm sandy hit the northeast there are so many families still struggling to survive. sheila and dominic trayna are a good example. we've been bringing you their story since sandy hit in october. as they fight with their insurance company, allstate they learned their damaged home is part of a new television ad for allstate. not surprising the traynas are upset. allstate tells the "new york post" they'll remove the ad and i forgot to mention this important detail, allstate did not pay the family's claim because they say the damage was caused by storm surge and not the storm itself. >>> robert griffin iii going under the knife this morning. espn reporting the washington redskins physician and famed orthopedist dr. james andrews is operating on the team's franchise quarterback. rg3 is having total reconstructive surgery on his knee, re-injured during sunday's playoff game, and is expected to recover in time, at least we hope so, for the 2013 season. >>> espn now apologizing for brent musburger's remarks about katheri
advised as spencer and sandy are in and you can traffic it on line. temperatures in the upper 30's for livermore and fairfield and santa rosa and everyone else is low-to-mid 40's. 47 in san francisco the warm spot this morning. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's in the monterey bay, and girl provide is cooler at 39. scattered showers are possible the next two days which will be light and scattered and frosty night for a lot of us, all the way through the week end and another chance of a scattered shower on saturday. high pressure to the east. high pressure to the west. the cold air is moving through. a lot of cold air but not much moisture. we have a chance of scattered showers they will not drop much other than bringing in really cold air. at 7:00 this morning, cloudy out there, and at 1:00 o'clock, scattered shower will develop across the cold front which is still in mendocino and at 5:00 you can see scattered shower or two around the bay area moving in and through the south bay by 9:00 and when we get in the colder air the bet chance -- best chance for a shower is in that are
,700 homes were damaged or destroyed. and of course, in october, super storm sandy brought a record storm surge to the new york and new jersey coast lines. 131 people were killed. 650,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. more than eight million homes and businesses lost power, some of them for weeks. so 2012 is in the record books. but the devastating drought continues. it covers 61% of the continental u.s. the worst of it you see right there in darkest red. texas officials today had bad news for farmers who badly need water. anna werner has their story. >> what you see now, when it comes out of here, it will be white. >> reporter: the operationpe managed by harold ross dries the rice harvested by farmers around eagle lake, texas. b rice has been grown here since the 1800s, but few years have been as dry as the last two. >> we've been in business since 1947. i've never seen anything like this.ever i've never seen a point where we didn't have water enough to plant rice. >> reporter: rainfall in texas is more than 16 inches below normal. rice production statewide has dropped 37%. bu but the
routinely. somebody in the paper did a comparison on the relief measure for hurricane sandy and what that means. the bill that was put forward in the congress is bigger than the annual appropriations for the entire departments of the government. relief measure. it gives you a sense of the magnitude. you want to help out after the storm. the relief measure bigger than the department of agriculture budget for the year? that is a big number. those are how budget sked impacted. -- those are how budgets get impacted. we do not set money aside for disasters. we're at a point when we have to do a better job of managing our resources. there should be in the 21st century the kind of technology that allows us to have great transparency across these expenditures so citizens can see what is going on. host: johnny from michigan. caller: hey, governor engler. i think you're being disingenuous when you say -- on wikipedia. the head of alcoa -- they were considering -- and about unions and how they were trying to squeeze corporate profits. that is how the roundtable got started. they voted for thing
haiti is still in dire straits. they need medicine, food and clean water. in addition hurricane sandy wiped out 50% of the crops. a rally will be held at 4:30 this afternoon outside the oakland red cross on broadway. activists say the red cross got hundreds of millions of dollars in donations but they say little of that money went to help survivors. they say it's in the middle of a four year plan to help. >>> california could have a mega quake that's felt all long the fault. they had believed that a quake felt on the north part of the fault which runs through the bay area would not spread to southern california and they fought the reverse was true because both sections are locked but the central section of the fault -- the new information after the 2011 quake in japan proved that's wrong. hard to imagine a quake along the entire fault. >> all right. we know it's cold outside this morning so bundle up. look outside. even feels cold on tv. not as cold as expected. up next steve paulson comes back. what saved us this morning from dipping in to subfreezing temperatures. >> and dozens o
of the month to come up with new profession proposals for preventing gun violence, spurred by the sandy hook tragedy. he heard from members of the nra and family members of the tragedy. >>> jack lew has been nominated to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. the move is rankling some republicans who said lieu has been too compromising in past budget compromises and announcing her plans to retire, the first latina to run a major u.s. federal agency. >>> testifying wednesday that movie theater suspect james holmes took pictures of the theater' hallways and doors two weeks before the attacks. prosecutors showed pre-attack photos of holmes with his hair died red sticking out his tongue. defense attorneys did not present any evidence or witnesses at the preliminary hearing. a judge is expected to rule by tomorrow on whether there's enough evidence to proceed to trial. >>> pap tests may some day be used to protectcancers of ovaries and uterus. they were able to find evidence of two additional cancers in pap smears however it is years away from being used in medical practice. >>> look at
to hurricane sandy. if you exclude the insurance agency, they'll be up 40%. cheryl: you mentioned the industrials. with the industrials it was my thinking this would be a stronger sector in 2013 because the rebound in particular overseas, but you are not convinced. why? >> search the industrial sector is the weaker sector, decline 5% expected. what the companies say about emerging markets going forward. are they seeing improvement or are they seeing things? the key, really fo for all the companies in the index during this earnings season. cheryl: you called the third-quarter numbers, your estimates were. what is the one thing, the one company and the one sector we have got to watch kicking off earnings season? speak out about the financial sector expected it to be the largest contributor to growth this quarter. with bank of america and fannie and freddie mack but that is the sector driving growth. to get a couple general themes on the global side was for companies talking about conditions in china and other emerging markets and on the domestic side watch the impact of hurricane sa
millions of dollars to hurricane sandy families, families who were terribly effectedded, public schools, what are you doing for them? >> well, you know, you are so kind, and you've joined us on a charity day every year and watched us raise $12 million, and you helped us this year. if you say, well, what do they do with the money? this is an example. we took $5 million from that and $5 million for next year. we put $10 million in, and we got basically this credit card, see this? liz: what is it? >> a debit card with $1,000 on it. we adopted 19 schools; right? we adopted 19 schools, go to the schools -- liz: public schools? >> yes, obviously oflesser means, giving each and every family in the schools a card of $1,000. 10,000 families, a thousand dollars each, that's $10 million, and you know, we put the money in the hands of the parents and tell them to do what they think is best. if they need a couch because their couch is destroyed, fine. if they want to buy a toy for their kids to make them happy, you got to let parents do it. this is our way of saying, you know, we do all of that on c
the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview wit
catch ats that come along with ma sandy did in the northeast. >> it depends. quite frankly, with what you're looking at. in the north and east there are caveats related to sandy, because there was the interruption of flow and rebuilding efforts, but in the you have a different stories. it's all about fracking, natural gas, the increase in oil production and chemical production. the stuff that makes stuff, as we like to call it. >> why do you think freight has -- we look at transports overall. why is that? and i wonder if a fedex, for instance, when it comes to general freight came out with guidance better than we're getting, if that would change the picture? >> it would certainly. we're seeing a worldwide slowdown, but again it depends entirely on where you're looking. if you look at the union pacific, that stock has dramatically outperformed the rest of its peers, because it is moving, you know, look at the balkan in particular, hot spots in the industry. the balkan 18 months ago was producing 10 million barrels a monday in cruelty. now we're more than double that. as a result we've
he called out gop republicans for postponing a disaster aid vote for sandy victims. "time" magazine last night bumped someone off the cover of their magazine, they put this face on the cover of this week's issue with the headline, "the boss." with all due respect to the guy we both like, bruce springsteen, that's not what they're referring to. they're referring to the fact that this is your time to take the reins of the republican party. are you going to do it? >> i'm going to be the govng to of new jersey. that's my job. the only reason you get this attention is if you're doing your job well and being the advocate for the people who elected you. he that's all this is about. it's not about me trying to take control of anything. other than trying to take care of the people who elected me. >> but you're not happy, it seems, with the course of the republican party right now. you blasted republicans last week over their inaction over hurricane sandy. you said they showed callous indifference, practicing toxic politics. strong letter to follow. those aren't words of a guy who is happy wi
by the sandy hook school tragedy. on wednesday, biden heard from gun control advocates and a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. >>> more changes are coming to the president's cabinet as he enters his second term. president obama expected to nominate, as you heard, jack lew today to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. the move is already wrangling some republicans who say he has been too compromising in past budget negotiations. >>> hi. da solis has announced her resignation. >>> movie theater shooting suspect james holmes took pictures of the doorways and theaters two weeks before the attack. it also showed photos of holmes with his hair dyed red, sticking out his tongue. a judge is expected to rule by tomorrow on whether there's enough evidence to proceed to trial. >>> pap tests may some day be used to detect cancers of the ovaries and uterus in addition to cervical cancer. for the first time, researchers were able to find genetic evidence of the two additional cancers in pap smears. however, the research is still years away from being used in medical practice.
, connecticut, could soon bear the name a hometown teacher who died protecting her students in the sandy hook massacre massacre. the mayor proposing it be renamed to honor the memory of victoria soto. the measure is expected to be taken up at a meeting next week. >>> and adding tweets to its collection of public documents. it has amassed 170 billion public twitter messages as part of an agreement the library signed with the social media site in 2010. the library's currently looking for ways to make this new database available to the public. i think that's going to be quite a telling history if you can see what people were tweeting at the moment on given events like the state of the union. >> you been tweeting a lot? >> i have been. >>@lisasylvester? >> @lsylvester.com. >>> president obama's choice for defense secretary drawing criticism including some of chuck hagel's fellow republicans. one of them is here to explain why he has already decided he won't vote to confirm hagel. >> he's a good man, but this is the wrong job for him. he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream. hum
for months. but the shooting at sandy hook elementary forced them to act. the superintendent added it's kind of a a sign of the times, armed janitors. another dramatic day in the colorado movie massacre case. victim's families crying in court some walking out in disgust and one father shouting at the suspected shooter james holmes rot in hell, holmes. they are angry over a delay in this trial after the judge postponed today's plea hearing. postponed it it until march defense attorneys said they are not ready there is indeed enough evidence for this case to go to trial. prosecutors say the suspect shot up a sold out movie theater in july. after today's big delay, many victims' family members said they are tired of waiting for justice. alicia acuna with the news again at the courthouse in centennial, colorado this afternoon. this is a difficult week ending in more bad news for these families, alyssia. >> that's right, shep. with this decision many said they were not happy but they also were not surprised. >> he wanted to know what he was going to say and then you can start thinking what's furt
from duction productio coming out. looking at earnings, too, to see what effect sandy, the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff debates, what effect that's had on consumer behavior and lastly, we'd say we remain positive, but the markets have had a bit of a run here, we would expect a little bit of a breather. one area you could see catchup is gold and precious metals. >> all right, we've seen a hit there recently. michael, you're at the wheel. 30 seconds on the clock. >> keeping a close eye on facebook. it was obviously the post eer child for social media stocks last year. stock broke over 30 yesterday, 31 today. a lot of enthusiasm. keep a close eye on it. we're bullish on it longer term. second thing is herbalife, today was day two of the jihad between bill ackman and the company. we maintain a bullish stance. it's been a wild ride. still think it goes higher. last one is consumer stocks. kind of a mixed bag for holiday names today. we continue to have a bullish stance. >> all right. we will leave it there. gentlemen, thank you very much. we'll be watching all of those stories. hope to see
a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. protection financial bureau has just announced new mortgage rules. they outlaw some types of loans that were common before the foreclosure crisis. >> anthony mason is here to explain how these new guidelines may apply to you. anthony, good morning. >> good morning, folks. >> all right. how will they help you? >> first of all, they take effect 2014 a year from now. and they're designed essentially first to protect the consumer but secondly to encourage banks to loan. as long as they lend responsibly, they'll be protected too. the most important rule is lenders will be restricted to making loans with loans exceeds 43% of their income. that's a conservative number. second interesting-only mortga
republicans over superstorm sandy. and his political future. plus, californians will soon be able to take a look at this face -- be able to meet the giant panda cub at the san diego zoo. but we get to meet hm before he makes his public debut. lucky us, lucky you. that and more at 7:00. >> no kidding. thank you, gayle. >>> well, at 6:52 now, a book signing event -- they are a dime a dozen but one local author went to great lengths to be sure his was a little bit different. jamal yogis didn't arrive by limo or ride in a cab. he swam to the book signing from treasure island to the mainland of san francisco. he says he had no concerns in the water but his destination was fearful. >> out there i felt great. it's saul this stuff on land that i still have to worry about. >> well, it all ties in. yogist's book the fear project is a collection of information about fear gathered from various experts on the topic. >>> a florida traffic stop looked like a rodeo over the weekend. that's after an angry bull escaped from his trailer. a deputy's dashcam caught the l
back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. martha: fox news alert for you right now. the centers for disease control have just come out moments ago, with their latest update on the outbreak of flu across this country. emergency rooms from the rocky mountains to new england, reportedly swamped with patients. they are overwhelmed in some areas in fact. this is prompting new fears about shortages in the vaccines and tamiflu in this country. brand new hour starting right now on a friday in "america's newsroom." i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. you wonder if the vaccine works in the first place. we'll find out and figure it out in time. the flu activity was elevated in the first week of january but may be decreasing in some areas.
of the market. superstorm sandy will likely cost the insurance industry at least $20 billion according to a new report, the complexity of accepting insurance losses from such a large and intense storm over a wide spread region has created uncertainty in estimating ultimate insured losses from sandy. that is the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. ashley: is congress running out of time to craft the debt ceiling deal? bipartisan policy center released a report will run headlong into the debt ceiling as early as feb. fifteenth unless congress reaches and agreement. joining us from both sides of the aisle republican congressman paul brown of georgia, democratic congressman john young of kentucky. thank you for joining us today. it will be a contentious issue. let me begin, the republicans saying they will agree to raise the debt if there's corresponding spending cuts otherwise they don't want to raise the debt ceiling. those two are really tied together, why would you not agree to that? >> right now is not the time to cut spending dramatically. we are faced with a
, absolutely. i think the dialog is good, dan. we found a "time" magazine showing that sandy hook video game shootings blamed again. but video game violence researcher that said that there they don't contribute in even a small way to mass homicides. what does research suggest? dan lothian, live in washington, thank you. >> okay. >>> this just in. a damning report concerning the long time bbc children's host jimmy savile. he was a prolific sexual abuser of children. we turn to matthew chance in london. good morning, matthew. >> good morning, john. that's right. the report which i have in my hand, giving victims a voice, an attempt by the police to get that on record, or the testimony they have received over the last 14 weeks of investigation into the goings on of jimmy savile. the scale of abuses quite breath taking over more than a 50-year period. 450 complaints have now been reported against him. 214 of those have been recorded as actual abuses. and amongst that 214, we're looking at least 34 rapes over that period. so quite an astonishingly high figure. the age group of people who were abu
candidates for top story of the day starting with: >> i would say for me it is the sandy bill and the reason is that the g.o.p. does not own the narrative on these issues so i feel like i need to do their job for them and point out the pork in the senate bill and point out some of christie's missteps here. charles: i agree with you. the fact it is not the story of the day. it is the story of the great society. we are supposed to be helping people and it is just getting worse. stuart: dagen and connell, it is yours. connell: thank you stuart. dagen: i'm dagen mcdowell. connell: the president looking to make his choice for treasury secretary official today. dagen: also the talk of washington, the flu, lawmakers taking to twitter to urge the public to protect themselves from the spread of this terrible outbreak. connell: and the chamber of commerce president he wants some changes to dodd frank, some thoughts about economic growth. he's on with us live this hour to talk about it all. dagen: top of the hour, stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange with wh
tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ >>> good morning. it's 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 a.m. on the west coast. time to wake up, everyone, as you take a live look at new york city. welcome back to "morning joe." back with us onset, we have richard wolffe, mike barnicle, donny deutsche, and andrea mitchell in washington. let's get to the news now. the white house task force that's examining ways to reduce gun violence is set to deliver a list of proposals to the president by tuesday. vice president joe biden, who has been meeting this week with groups from different sides of the gun control debate, offered a glimpse of what might be in store. >> there is a surprising -- so far -- a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal backgro
rebuilding communities in new orleans and new york from hurricane sandy. celebrating the fifth annual corporate governance awards. right out of the gate, watching apple shares climb 1%. nice move after the past couple of days. there's some reports that tim has made a second trip to china since march. he met with the head of ministry and information technology. >> china, there's a -- we know china, the ipad, ipad mini is selling well. the information on apple is -- there is not a source that doesn't have a view on apple. you find yourself overwhelmed by the data points. which is why i've said own the stock. when i see samsung reporting, and i talk to people and say, the samsung device outside of the united states is much larger. >> they sold 62 million smartphones in the quarter. apple sold 45 million iphone 5s. they benefited from the supply issues when the iphone 5 launched. >> 500 handsets a second from samsung. the galaxy is now the best selling smart foun, surpassing the 5 and 4-s. >> the mini ipad moving things a little bit. is there something that they have that no one's dreamed
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